M5.9 quake strikes near Tokyo

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck near Tokyo. Officials say there is no tsunami threat.

The quake occurred at 10:41 p.m. on Thursday.

The focus of the quake was in Chiba Prefecture east of Tokyo, at a depth of 80 kilometers. The tremor was widely felt in the greater Tokyo area.

The quake registered an intensity of 5 plus on Japan's seismic scale of zero to seven in Tokyo and Saitama.
Local authorities have received several reports of injuries.

But they say there are no reports of major structural damage.

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is in his office overseeing the government's response.